Preparations underway for 2011 LULAC convention in Cincinnati

Preparations are underway for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention, which is coming to downtown Cincinnati next week.

The six-day convention kicks off Monday, June 27 and runs until July 2.

More than 20,000 delegates are expected to attend, bringing not only national attention to Cincinnati, but an economic boost in the use of hotel rooms, restaurants and public transportation.

On Friday, crews will place sidewalk decals, street banners and posters to welcome visitors and direct them upon arrival.

The convention also features several guest speakers, including former Mexican president Vicente Fox and Dr. Juan Andrade, President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute and one of only two Latino recipients in history to receive a Presidential Medal "for the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation" and "excellence in promoting leadership and civic participation."

More than 80 seminars will be offered as well as a job fair, health fair and college fair.

All convention events are free and open to the public.

More information on the convention is available at

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